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    Rotation Shelf exams seen by residency directors?

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    Hey ya'll - just wondering if the shelf exam grades we get in clinicals go on our MSPE letter or anywhere else where program directors will see our scores. Is it worth trying to get as high as possible on these shelf exams? Thanks in advance.
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    No, no one will ever see the scores but you. The only thing that goes on your MSPE and transcript is the final rotation grade and the comments go on the MSPE. Your grade is determined by your eval.

    But if you study and try to kill every shelf, it makes studying for CK a joke.
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    to be perfectly honest, most mspe letters are fluff. program directors are well aware of this and make jokes about it.
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    kind of makes you wonder about someone if they have a not so good MSPE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUCMD2013 View Post
    Hey ya'll - just wondering if the shelf exam grades we get in clinicals go on our MSPE letter or anywhere else where program directors will see our scores. Is it worth trying to get as high as possible on these shelf exams? Thanks in advance.
    Could some one please answer these questions on NMBE Self exams during clinical rotations.
    How many questions are there in a core rotation exam and what is the time duration given to complete it? Is it100 questions to be completed in 2 hrs or 2and a half hours

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by NelumG View Post
    Could some one please answer these questions on NMBE Self exams during clinical rotations.
    How many questions are there in a core rotation exam and what is the time duration given to complete it? Is it100 questions to be completed in 2 hrs or 2and a half hours

    Thank you
    It's a regular NBME shelf - 100 questions within 2 1/2 hours.
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